Defensive Back From Florida To Visit AU

Auburn is on the short list for this speedy prospect from Florida.

Miami, Fla.--South Florida high school football is known for its speedy and aggressive defensive backs and receivers. One of those players who can run with the big boys plans to take an official recruiting visit to Auburn next month.

Glenn Sharpe, a 6-1, 165-pound cornerback and free safety, says he will be on the Auburn campus for an official visit on Jan. 18th.

A summer football camper at Auburn as a junior where he ran his fastest ever 40-yard dash time, a hand-clocked 4.36 on the Wilbur Hutsell Track, Sharpe says the Tigers are very much in his picture. He also attended a football camp at AU earlier this year.

"I like the Auburn coaches a lot," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have seen Auburn on TV a lot and I like the way they play. They have had some good games and I know they are a really young team. I think a lot of their best players are freshmen and sophomores. I have noticed that even when they haven't played well, they keep going hard. They never give up and that says a lot about their players."

As a senior, Sharpe helped Carol City High School post a 10-2 record. His team was eliminated in the state playoffs by Dillard of Fort Lauderdale. Splitting time between free safety and cornerback, Sharpe contributed 50 tackles and intercepted three passes. He deflected 11 other passes.

Glenn Sharpe is a two-sport standout for Carol City High School.

Sharpe took his first official visit to North Carolina State two weeks ago. Next on the list is a Jan. 11 trip to LSU. He will visit Auburn a week later and is considering a trip to FSU the following week. However, the team the others will have to beat is the local one--the currently No. 1 ranked Miami Hurricanes. "One of the main reasons I like Miami is because it is so close," he says. Since he lives nearby, he says he isn't going to bother with an official visit to UM.

When asked what he believes his best attributes are as a football player, Sharpe says, "I would say it is my speed and my ability to play man to man pass coverage."

Tiger Ticket Extra: With football finished, Sharpe is getting ready for the track season. He has competed in that sport since his freshman year. Sharpe runs the 100, 200 and 400 and has excellent times in each event. His personal bests include a 10.8 for the 100 meters, 21.7 for the 200 and 47.2 for the 400...Sharpe can really jump, too. He posted a 38-inch vertical jump at an AU camp last summer.

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